transaminase

noun
trans·​am·​i·​nase | \ tran(t)s-ˈa-mə-ˌnās How to pronounce transaminase (audio) , tranz-, -ˌnāz\

Definition of transaminase

: an enzyme promoting transamination

called also aminotransferase

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This dog’s alanine transaminase level spiked to 8,777. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Sago palms pose serious risks to pets – here are key things to know | The Sacramento Bee," 14 Mar. 2018 This dog’s alanine transaminase level spiked to 8,777. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Sago palms pose serious risks to pets – here are key things to know | The Sacramento Bee," 14 Mar. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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transaminase

noun
trans·​am·​i·​nase | \ tran(t)s-ˈam-ə-ˌnās, tranz-, -ˌnāz How to pronounce transaminase (audio) \

Medical Definition of transaminase

: an enzyme-promoting transamination

called also aminotransferase

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